Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Radioactive waste swamps Japan sewage plants (video)

Radioactive waste is piling up at several sewerage plants, well away from the crippled Fukushima reactor.

Months after the tsunami and earthquake that triggered the nuclear meltdown, the government still has no policy on what to do with the waste.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Saitama.

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Radioactive waste swamps Japan sewage plants - YouTube: Environmental experts in Japan are warning of new fallout from the country's nuclear crisis.

Friday, August 26, 2011

whats up: "DON'T DIG HERE" | Musicians United for Safe Energy | Nukes, Earthquakes & Hurricanes

Musicians United for Safe Energy



Written by: James Raymond
Performed by: David Crosby, Graham Nash, James Raymond, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Dean Parks and Jeff Pevar
Produced by: Russ and Nathanial Kunkel


The MUSE concert began with solemn acknowledgement of the recent Fukushima disaster. This video connected the nature of a Koan's teaching enlightenment to the need to raise energy consciousness as an introduction to the stage performance by Kitaro.
Video Created by Andrew Thomas

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Musicians United for Safe Energy

Harvey Wasserman at MUSE Concert
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On August 7th, thousands gathered at Shoreline Amphitheater for a day of music, inspiration, education and activism. Between the seven hours of stage performances, the audience saw a collection of videos about the issues, and ways to become engaged in the cause. For everyone who couldn't be there, we're happy to present these videos online.

August 19, 2011 - by Barry Walters, Rolling Stone Magazine

Tom Morello, Jason Mraz join all-star benefit in wake of Japan disaster

"I'm so happy to be here, my dimples are locked," a beaming Bonnie Raitt said during her set at the August 7th all-star concert benefiting MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy), the activist group Raitt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and John Hall created in 1979 to promote alternatives to nuclear power..."


In August 2007, musicians Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, along with longtime energy activists and colleagues, Harvey Wasserman and Tom Campbell, helped organize NukeFree.org as an on-going grassroots campaign and website working to defeat up to $50 billion in proposed loan guarantees for building new atomic reactors. Had these guarantees gone through, there would be virtually no chance of stopping the construction of dozens of new atomic reactors all over the United States.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

whats more: Genjo Koan

"...Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, or even in one drop of water..."
[Aitken & Tanahashi translation] - SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Genjo Koan XXVIII

Genjo Koan is perhaps the best known section of Eihei Dogen’s masterwork, Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye). See whats more: The Ino's Blog: Study Hall - Shobogenzo

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Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen School as well as of Daihonzan Eiheiji, was born on January 2, 1200 CE. This was during the Kamakura Period of Japanese history, the year following the death of Minamoto Yoritomo. It is said that his father was Koga Michichika, a government minister, and that his mother was Ishi, the daughter of Fujiwara Motofusa. Presumably, young Dogen Zenji lived in comfort. However, at the age of thirteen, he climbed Mt. Hiei, and the next year he shaved his head and became a monk. It is said that he became a monk because he felt the impermanence of the world on his mother’s death when he was eight years old.
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"(lit. 'Treasury of the True Dharma Eye') The term Shōbōgenzō has three main usages in Buddhism: (1) It can refer to the essence of the Buddha's realization and teaching, that is, to the Buddha Dharma itself, as viewed from the perspective of Mahayana Buddhism, (2) it is the title of a koan collection with commentaries by Dahui Zonggao, and (3) it is used in the title of two works by Dogen Kigen..."
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

whats up: Atomic Cover-Up: The Hidden Story Behind the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Atomic Cover-Up: The Hidden Story Behind the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Democracy Now! August 9, 2011 "As radiation readings in Japan reach their highest levels since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdowns (see previous post: Truth About Nuclear Power | Lethal Levels of Radiation), we look at the beginning of the atomic age. Today is the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which killed some 75,000 people and left another 75,000 seriously wounded. It came just three days after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing around 80,000 people and injuring some 70,000. By official Japanese estimates, nearly 300,000 people died from the bombings, including those who lost their lives in the ensuing months and years from related injuries and illnesses. Other researchers estimate a much higher death toll. We play an account of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the pilots who flew the B-29 bomber that dropped that bomb, and feature an interview with the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Weller, who was the first reporter to enter Nagasaki. He later summarized his experience with military censors who ordered his story killed, saying, 'They won.' Our guest is Greg Mitchell, co-author of 'Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial,' with Robert Jay Lifton. His latest book is 'Atomic Cover-Up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki and The Greatest Movie Never Made.' [includes rush transcript]"
Radiation Poisoning 'Atomic Cover-Up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki' - New Book New Book: "Atomic Cover-Up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki" Footage of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Suppressed for Decades
Greg Mitchell: In my latest book, 'Atomic Cover-Up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and The Greatest Movie Never Made,' I probe a turning point in U.S. history: the suppression of film footage, for decades, shot by a U.S. Army unit in the atomic cities -- a wrong turn with staggering consequences even today. This is a detective story, a profile of two remarkable military officers, and one of the last little-told stories of World War II (and its aftermath). The cover-up even extended to Hollywood. And there was no WikiLeaks to get the film aired. As co-author of the classic 'Hiroshima in America' and eleven other books, I've written about elements of this story for leading newspapers and magazines, but now I tell the full saga here, based on new research -- from the Truman Library to Nagasaki...
My New Book 'Atomic Cover-up' Reveals Film Secrets
" America's "nuclear entrapment" continues to this day. Atomic Cover-up takes a wide angle look at the use of the bomb in 1945--and its impact right up to 2011. It might be sub-titled "From Hiroshima to Fukushima."

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Casualty from the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.
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Destruction of Nagasaki, Japan near ground zero.
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